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Antero
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« Reply #50 on: Jan 19, 2011, 11:19:41 AM »

Dunno, boss. What is it about Bay area rap that so enthralls you?
I mean, I was hoping someone would say something about the Kanye record or point me towards a good article on it.
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« Reply #51 on: Jan 19, 2011, 01:33:31 PM »

And, I mean, Antero has talked, at length, about what it is about Bay area rap that he likes.  If we're just going to get all "Taste is taste; no use asking anyone to defend their positions," well, there's not much point in having this forum.
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« Reply #52 on: Jan 20, 2011, 12:49:50 AM »

Dunno, boss. What is it about Bay area rap that so enthralls you?
I mean, I was hoping someone would say something about the Kanye record or point me towards a good article on it.

Actually haven't read this, but it comes highly recommended by a friend whose opinion I trust: track-by-track commentary on the entire album (click each song title for the individual entry about that song)
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« Reply #53 on: Jan 20, 2011, 02:00:55 AM »

That was the sort of thing I was looking for.  I'll check it out.  Thanks!
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« Reply #54 on: Jan 29, 2011, 02:17:16 PM »

Perhaps csforge will liveblog 2nite!
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« Reply #55 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:12:49 PM »

Ok let's see how far we get with this bitch
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« Reply #56 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:22:36 PM »

Ok, I am listening to the best music of 2010.
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coldforge
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« Reply #57 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:24:21 PM »

Rather fittingly we start with some lowest-common denominator shiny slightly electronic indie rock. That is, we're listening to the Beta Band. Which I liked, honestly. I haven't listened to them since about 2002 but it's nice to be reminded, now and then. I like the crunchy half-sampled drums, because they remind me of the first track from OK Computer, which I similarly haven't listened to since about 2002.
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« Reply #58 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:25:42 PM »

I do have to give Tame Impala some props for doing a straight vocal delay thing here, which was of course interesting in 1967, and then became retro in 1997, and was probably ironic around 2005so I guess we've hit studio-gimmickry nirvana in 2010.
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« Reply #59 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:28:00 PM »

O Paon? Is that Irish? Does that mean it's pronounced 'A peen'? In any case we have a strong 'we've still apparently got the musical memory of a goldfish' by beginning with exactly the same thin multitracked female vocal and drum intro that I think has made at least one appearance in every LPTJ Best Of mix since John Darnielle invented the internet in 2001the year the machines took over.
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« Reply #60 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:30:52 PM »

Oh, christ. I'm beginning to fear we're experiencing another classic Best Of tradition, and seeing a song that is actually ALL INTRO. How is it that whatever swarthy half-bearded probably French songwriter douchebag who is the auteur behind this enigmatic combo almost certainly gets a thousand times more poon than me, when all he apparently has to do to make a record is pick a single excruciatingly dull three chord progression and repeat it over and over again for 7:13, and you've got indie rock history? Are choruses and bridges too colonialist, or something?
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« Reply #61 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:32:10 PM »

I just looked it up. I was right about the French part. Apparently it's a chick. HOLY SHIT THIS IS SO BORING AND IT'S ONLY THE SECOND TRACK, SOMEONE TELL ME OUTKAST MADE A RECORD THIS YEAR
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« Reply #62 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:33:16 PM »

Oh man, nice dissonance on the ending. Very apocalyptic.
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« Reply #63 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:37:02 PM »

Ok, we're done. We're listening to G. E. Roots and the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Band. Featuring a dude. I'm glad to hear that 'we're living in a warzone' and 'whatever doesn't break me makes me stronger' are themes that haven't been sapped of their vitality by endless repetition in the hip-hop community. I read somewhere that hip-hop has likewhat was it? Something about hair metal? Is this that? Or is this the other thing? Do you get the feeling ?uestlove decided to take the Fallon gig because songs like this were so fucking monotonous that he'd start murdering motherfuckers with a hair pick if he wasn't to be called upon, nightly, to learn 4 bars of some vintage pop chestnut with vague thematic connection to a stupid actor?
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« Reply #64 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:38:33 PM »

Woohooo!

And no OutKast but one of the dudes from OutKast had a record.
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« Reply #65 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:39:07 PM »

Grinderman! Damn, moving quick. Ok. Here's what I know about Grinderman. It's Nick Cave's 'rock band'. Here's a fucking hint: when an indie rock fan tells you that somebody's got a real, authentic, vital rock band, as opposed to whatever other shit that they were doing previouslyDON'T FUCKING BELIEVE THEM. Seriously. Have you people been out in the wilderness so long that you don't actually remember what rock music sounds like?
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« Reply #66 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:40:15 PM »

Oh, sweet. We almost had a rock riff for about 15 seconds. That's as far as you're allowed to go with an honest-to-goodness rock riff before you're contractually obligated to undercut it with neo-post-bop-hipsterism and dramatic contortions, else they'll revoke your press card. 'I was Mickey Mouse'. This is some Iggy Pop shit.
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« Reply #67 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:41:36 PM »

Seriously! Fucking christ! You know what I'd like to see? Nick Cave, Krist Novoselic, and the drummer from Aerosmith. How's that for a roots rock record.
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coldforge
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« Reply #68 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:42:56 PM »

Hey, is this song about a kind of cool, shady, anachronistic figure maybe-or-maybe-not committing a crime of passion on a dark, unpopulated back road? Just curious.
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coldforge
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« Reply #69 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:44:04 PM »

Ok. I got some Wasabi Peas.
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« Reply #70 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:45:25 PM »

The Walkmen. I've heard of these guys. They're either the shins, or the wrens. Or they're from New Jersey... Or they have a album named after a place in New Jersey? Or the Meadowlands arena? Somebody set me straight. Am I thinking of the Books?
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« Reply #71 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:46:20 PM »

The Jersey ones are the Wrens, who have totally disappeared again.
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coldforge
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« Reply #72 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:47:27 PM »

Well... There's some guitar chords, that's for sure. I mean, really, what am I supposed to write about here? What is there that makes this one of the best records of the year? Is like, the last track on this record a 13 minute cantata, an inventive reworking of the theme from Bach's Goldberg Variations? Is one of these guys dead now? I could understand that. Like the whole Chestnutt thing from before.
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« Reply #73 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:47:54 PM »

You are thinking of the Wrens, who have an album called The Meadowlands and another called Secaucus.

The Walkmen are a New York band; several of them used to be in Jonathan Fire*Eater.
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« Reply #74 on: Jan 29, 2011, 07:48:31 PM »

Interlude from the girlfriend: the coldforge has gone ahead and lint-rolled the cats in anticipation of tonight's festivities. The apartment has been spruced, round one of snacks has been acquired. The cats are not interested. But spiffy!
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